Borrowing Privileges - Borrowing

As of August 16, 2021, eligible patrons have access to the Main Stacks again. Please see Main Stacks Access for details on who is eligible and what type of card is required for entry.
Patron type
Main Stacks access
Loan period – books
Loan period – periodicals
Renewal limit – Urbana campus items
Renewal limit – I-Share items
Undergraduate students
(Limit 100 items)
With valid I-card
4 weeks
varies by location
10 renewals
3 renewals
Graduate students
(Limit 400 items)
With valid I-card
16 weeks – Urbana campus items; 4 weeks – I-Share items
varies by location
10 renewals
3 renewals
Faculty
Emeritus faculty*
(Limit 500 items)
With valid I-card
16 weeks – Urbana campus items; 4 weeks – I-Share items
varies by location
10 renewals
6 renewals
Staff
(Limit 200 items)
With valid I-card
4 weeks
varies by location, check the Library catalog for status
10 renewals
3 renewals
Academic employees
(Limit 500 items)
With valid I-card
16 weeks – Urbana campus items; 4 weeks – I-Share items
varies by location, check the Library catalog for status
10 renewals
3 renewals
Retired faculty and staff*
(Limit 200 items)
With valid I-card
4 weeks
varies by location, check the Library catalog for status
10 renewals
3 renewals

*See borrowing privileges for LB courtesy users and Borrowing Policy for Out-of-State Users.